Learning Powers

Learning Powers

  • Learning Powers

    At Carbeile Junior School we believe that we all need to learn HOW to learn so we have adopted our 4 Rs Learning Powers to help us to develop as learners.  These apply to adults and children alike and they are referenced during lessons and in assemblies.

     

  • RELATIONSHIPS

    Being able to think about when it’s best to collaborate or to be more independent.

    To know when listening and imitation will contribute to our own performance and outcomes.

     

  • Listening

    To be in the habit of listening to understand what is being said – not just hearing ‘noise’.

     

  • Collaboration

    The skill of learning with others. Having interpersonal skills to manage yourself effectively in a collaborative environment.

     

  • Imitation

    Learning from others. Noticing the approach and detail of how they do things.

     

  • Independence

    Knowing when to work alone to assist your learning.

    Being motivated to take responsibility for your own learning.

     

  • REFLECTIVENESS

    Thinking of yourself as a learner – thinking honestly about what you have done and how to improve.

    Being ready, willing and able to learn.

  • Growth Mindset

    Having a can-do, effort-trumps-ability attitude. Not being afraid of failure and believing you can grow as a learner.

     

  • Planning

    Working learning out in advance.

    Thinking about the steps you might take and access the resources you might need. Considering the obstacles you might face.

     

  • Imagining

    Being able to imagine how something might look, sound, feel or be.

    Simulating and playing with something in your mind.

     

  • RESILIENCE

    Being ready to lock into learning. Managing and adapting to sources of stress or adversity.

    Having the ability to bounce back after difficulty or disappointment.

     

  • Perseverance

    Knowing that real learning comes from making mistakes and overcoming being stuck.

    That being stuck is an interesting, not embarrassing place to be.

    Being committed to learning.

     

  • Managing Distractions

    Knowing what distracts you and how to reduce the effect of that distraction. The skill of settling back to being focused once you have been distracted.

     

  • Absorption

    Being able to ‘lose yourself’ in your learning.

    Developing a habit of concentration and an awareness of what it feels like.

     

  • RESOURCEFULNESS

    Using what you know or have to progress your learning.

     

  • Reasoning

    Thinking rigorously and methodically.

    Thinking about what might happen, looking for evidence, and creating logical arguments.

     

  • Making Links

    Making sense of things by linking sets of ideas together.

    Relating something to what we know about and building strong chains of links in our brains.

     

  • Questioning

    Asking questions to help you learn more. Being curious about things and people and wondering ‘Why?’

    Playing with ideas –  asking ‘How come?’ or ‘What if?’